Saturday, September 4, 2010

Going Home for a While

Funny, even after spending seven years in AZ, California is still home in my mind.  We're planning on staying in the Santa Cruz area for the next few months with family, friends, and that big beautiful ocean!  I'm hoping to find some R&R there.  I know, it'll probably be full of some craziness of it's own, but it's been too long since I've seen the rest of my family!  And I long to be tucked under the wing of lapping waves and sea air.

Our first stop in CA was Blythe/Colorado RV park.  It was directly beside Hwy 10, so, yes, it was noisy at night, but very beautiful.  I guess it would have to be if they expected anyone to stop there at all!  It also sits along the banks of the Colorado River.
There was a great fenced in dog run with lush grass and agility equipment!
No, my dogs have no clue as to what to do with that! 

We left the next morning heading for Soledad Canyon Thousand Trails.  I don't know why I was thinking it would be cooler here.  Well, compared to 115* in Phoenix, this is cooler...107*.  Just not cool enough.  That's why tomorrow morning we're heading out again to Solvang, CA.  We hear it's 85* during the day and cold at night!  I'm sure I'll be whining about that soon enough, but between the heat & some heat-related RV issues, I can't wait!


  1. Oh, I had to stop and get lost in that first photo. I can't imagine heat like that...we've had it terrible here this last week, with humidity reaching uncomfortable high's....but today it was in the 60's and finally more like the beginning of fall...with the winds - just right.

    Hoping you enjoy your time with family and lavish in the R&R. I never thought about the dogs being on the road with you until this post....oh - my - goodness. Can't imagine how they like that :)

  2. As California is really the only State I have visited for any length of time I am particularly looking forward to your travels!

  3. Shabbygirl..thanks for taking us along on your travels! I am really enjoying your posts and look forward to California. The river photo is so sounds like everything has been swirling around you and I hope the river was a nice respite.